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Our Charity Partners

In 2019, My Peak Challenge will proudly continue supporting the organizations Bloodwise and Marie Curie and the great causes they champion. 

 

When Dave and Hilda Eastwood lost their daughter Susan to leukemia in 1960, they were determined to spare other families the pain they had endured — so they started raising money to find a cure.

Bloodwise is their legacy.

The life-saving work the organization does directly affects people like Hugo:


Over the last 50 years, survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10 percent chance of survival to nearly 80 percent, and survival of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (among the most common forms of childhood blood cancer) has gone from an average of six months to an 85 percent overall cure rate.

This extraordinary turnaround is due in part to the tireless work of Bloodwise’s supporters, whose efforts have raised millions for blood cancer research over the last 50-plus years.

But despite the incredible advances that have been made, there is still much work to be done. 

There are 137 different types of blood cancer affecting millions of people of every age, race, and gender across the globe.

Bloodwise is committed to realizing the Eastwoods' vision: ensuring everyone affected by blood cancer is able to live their life to the fullest. 

  

Marie Curie is a UK-based organization dedicated to providing practical and emotional support, along with end-of-life care, to individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

The free in-home care that Marie Curie nurses provide for the terminally ill helps the terminally ill get the most out of the time they have left — and allows them to remain in the comfort of their own homes, surrounded by their loved ones. 

 

In addition, Marie Curie operates a network of nine hospices across the UK. These facilities offer those living with terminal illness and their loved ones the reassurance of specialist care and support in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Marie Curie is also a global leader in funding palliative-care and end-of-life-care research. The organization supports the work of three long-term palliative-care research facilities across the UK, and projects funded by Marie Curie examine what excellent care looks like for people with terminal illnesses. 

Through gentle care and a personal touch, Marie Curie’s nurses support patients and their families every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest of hours.

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